Original Name: Insect-Man
Before becoming Spider-Man, Stan Lee considered naming the hero 'Insect-Man'. The idea was shelved in favor of a more specific and catchy arachnid-themed moniker, leading to the iconic Spider-Man name.
Spidey's Web Formula
Peter Parker's web fluid is a secret formula he created, which after being exposed to air, solidifies into the strong, sticky webbing. Interestingly, the web dissolves after about an hour, leaving no trace behind.
Spider-Man's Hidden Cameos
Before getting his own comic, Spider-Man made sneaky appearances in the background of other Marvel comics. These cameos were Easter eggs for observant fans even before he swung into the spotlight.
Unique Rogue Gallery
Spider-Man has one of the most diverse and bizarre rogue galleries in comic history, featuring villains from common thieves to interdimensional beings, reflecting his range from street-level hero to cosmic adventurer.
TV Show Theme Song
The famous 1960s Spider-Man cartoon theme song has been covered by numerous artists and even made its way into the Hollywood 'Spider-Man' films, becoming an enduring part of Spidey's pop culture legacy.
The Spider-Verse is a concept which unites Spider-People from various dimensions. This multiverse storyline showcases alternate versions of the hero, including Spider-Gwen, Spider-Man Noir, and even a pig named Spider-Ham.
Real-Life Web Shooters
Although web shooters remain fictional, scientists have studied spider silk for its incredible strength and elasticity, hoping to recreate it for practical applications. The quest for a real-life equivalent to Spidey's webs is ongoing.